Traveled to Denton, Texas today to install three of my Etude works for this year’s 2017 Digital Fabrication Symposium at the University of North Texas. Digital fabrication is the creation of physical objects from digital files utilizing a variety of approaches including 3D printing, laser-cutting, and CNC machining. It is being increasingly integrated into a wide range of disciplines and at all levels of education from grade school to higher education.
This year’s Digital Fabrication Symposium is hosted at UNT’s Willis Library and The Factory and will include a series of workshops, panels, and presentations, including a keynote presentation by Laura Splan, http://www.laurasplan.com/. In conjunction with the symposium, there will is a curated exhibition focused on digital fabrication in UNT’s Environmental Sciences Building, with a reception the evening of the symposium. More information about the exhibition is available here: https://art.unt.edu/digital-fabrication-symposium-exhibition
Danielle Avram is the curator for the Symposium Exhibition and a writer based in Dallas, TX. She is currently the Gallery Director at Texas Woman’s University. She was the 2015 Pollock Curatorial Fellow at Southern Methodist University, and the Manager of The Power Station and The Pinnell Collection from 2011 – 2013. From 2008 – 2011, Avram was the Curatorial Assistant for the Department of Photography and Modern and Contemporary Art, at The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA. She has an MFA in Visual Art from The School of The Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University (2006, Boston, MA), and a BA in Art and Performance from the University of Texas at Dallas (2002, Dallas, TX). Her work is primarily focused on photography, new media, and collaborative practices.